Using Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Testing to Monitor Patients
Using Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Testing to Monitor Patients
  • Dr. Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA | 2020-03-31

The dynamic nature of SAA makes it an ideal marker for monitoring progression or resolution of illness, including response to treatment.1-6 It is rapidly responsive to clinical changes and directly reflects the inflammatory status of the horse. Point-of-care testing...

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Unexpected Results and Confounding Factors in Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Testing
Unexpected Results and Confounding Factors in Serum Amyloid A (SAA) Testing
  • Dr. Siddra Hines, DVM, PhD, DACVIM-LA | 2020-03-31

To avoid unexpected SAA results it is critical to understand basic SAA biology and interpret results in light of other clinical data. Presenting complaint and duration of disease are particularly valuable to consider when a normal or low result is...

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VMRD ELISA How To
VMRD ELISA How To
  • DemoSho | 2019-07-23

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VMRD FA How To
VMRD FA How To
  • DemoSho | 2019-07-22

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Validation and Performance of the FMDV cELISA
Validation and Performance of the FMDV cELISA
  • Siddra Hines | 2017-06-01

Read More Here: Validation and performance of the FMDV cELISA  By: Siddra Hines Date: 05/26/17

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Reduce losses from <i> Neospora caninum </i> through serological testing
Reduce losses from Neospora caninum through serological testing
  • Siddra Hines, DVM, Ph.D. | 2015-09-01

Neospora caninum is one of the leading causes of abortion and decreased reproductive efficiency in cattle.1,2 This protozoan parasite is insidious, often with abortion as the only obvious sign of disease. Median economic cost of Neospora abortion has been estimated...

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Is Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Still a Threat?
Is Equine Infectious Anemia (EIA) Still a Threat?
  • Travis C. McGuire, D.V.M., Ph.D., Director of Research | 2009-05-01

EIA is still clearly a threat; however the threat is less than in the 1970s. The overall percentage of EIA positive horses among those tested in the United States decreased from near 4% in 1972 to <0.01% in 20051. Prior to the...

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BLV Update
BLV Update
  • Scott Adams, D.V.M., Ph.D., President and CEO | 2009-05-01

Many of our customers have considered and some have asked about published sensitivity and specificity data Bovine Leukemia Virus Antibody Test Kit, ELISA (Cat. No. 284; 1 Plate and 284-5; 5 Plate).  We publish our field validation data as required...

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QC Manuals: FAs and Red Ink
QC Manuals: FAs and Red Ink
  • Ethan Adams, COO | 2009-05-01

Our quality control lab was troubled with a spate of FAs and IFAs that had extreme autofluorescence–or so we thought. Negative cells ranged in color from dull orange to olive-drab with sufficient brightness to make the apple-green...

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VMRD Lab Tips: Beware of Bio-Tek Bottom Wash
VMRD Lab Tips: Beware of Bio-Tek Bottom Wash
  • Ethan Adams, COO | 2009-05-01

We all know that hog wash is to be eschewed, but we have recently encountered another type of wash that should be avoided as it can cause needless headaches—and possibly invalid results—with some of our ELISA...

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Adventures with Clostridia
Adventures with Clostridia
  • Theresa Adams, Research Technician | 2009-05-01

We have received several claims that the VMRD Clostridium septicum direct FA conjugate does not bind certain cultures of Clostridium thought to be C. septicum. To investigate these claims, we obtained one of the...

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Can cELISAs be Used With Different Animal Species?
Can cELISAs be Used With Different Animal Species?
  • Travis McGuire, D.V.M., Ph.D, Director of Research | 2006-10-01

cELISAs sold by VMRD are licensed for use in defined species. For instance, the test for antibody to Anaplasma is approved for use with bovine serum samples. The cELISA will detect antibody to Anaplasma in serum from other animals including...

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